Sunday, March 30, 2008
Back home it was still just raining which actually quit later in the day although it never did warm up very much. When we got up this morning, this is what we had outside our windows:
This is our front yard with the new Thundering Plum tree and the forsythia, both in full bloom, although both with snow on them. You can see the snowflakes falling in the photo. The roads were just slushy but not any problem to drive, although I'll bet that farther south as you get into the so called convergent zone there was a lot more snow (like yesterday.)
This is a telephoto view of the condos on the hill just east of us. This is very unusual weather, especially for "spring."
A photo from the sunroom showing the little fireplace at work, trying to make it warm for the cats. The "flames" are visible here and the heat comes from the bottom of the fireplace. They love it out here but are not fond of cold weather, so we are spending electricity to heat the room. Also notice the hummingbird in the upper part of the window. More about these next.
A closer view of one of the other windows, with a hummingbird in it. Notice all the ice and snow on the pampas grass plant outside the window, and you can still see the snowflakes falling.
A closeup view of the hummingbird in the previous photo. Yes, it did stay there and wait for me to take a closer photo. That is because they are not real birds. Pat found some in a catalog that are split in half. Each half has a magnet attached so that you can put one on each side of a single pane window and they look pretty real. They say they won't work on a double pane insulated window and we haven't tried them on any of those but they work fine on the sunroom windows.
This is a different bird that is on one of the south facing windows. You can see the melted snow drops here as the weather system is coming out of the southwest, but you can also see how the birds are split in half. I used the flash unit to light the bird but it didn't penetrate the tinted window so the outside part is just in silhouette against the brighter sky. These things are fun and if anyone is interested in them I can post where Pat found them.
Our weather is supposed to change for the better after today. I am really getting tired of having winter in springtime. The temperature yesterday never got out of the 30s. This afternoon is supposed to have sunshine but the weather forecasts we get usually come from Seattle, 80 miles south, and it can be different up here in the frigid north. But, we are ready for better weather. Soon, please.
Love all your photo's.and all that snow BRRRRRRRRRRR, the view from your home looks picture post card perfect..
we had a very long summer and now
Our weather has suddenly changed from swimming at easter 33c=90f to heaters on today forecast 23c=73f.. brrrr winters on its way we get down to minus2c=30f, im about 1 hour 1/2from the snow fields. so we get the icy winds.. Brrrrr.
BTW. My grandaughter was 11 on the 24th.march
I love to watch it snow, so sitting in your warm sun room watch the snow fall sounds like a good time to me.
Here's to a good week, Dick. ;o)
Love and hugs,
I really love those hummingbirds, what a great idea.
I hope you enjoy your lunch with your granddaughter. I think you are such a neat/good person. I am so, so happy for you.
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I love the birds on the window, and would love to know where Pat got them from !! Wonder if they take orders from Australia !?!?!
Take care, stay warm ... Meow xx
I love the little magnet Hummingbird window deco , I think they are awesome , never seen anything like them before , sweet! and so real looking too !
Hoping your well and having fun Mr Mocha , I wonder if your still reducing you coffee?? If I am not mistaken you were a while back :)
Have a great day you and Pat and Kitties too .
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